[ ahr-jil ]
/ ˈɑr dʒɪl /
clay, especially potter's clay.
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Origin of argil
1350–1400; Middle English argilla < Latin < Greek árgillos, equivalent to arg(ós) white + -il(l)os noun suffix
Words nearby argil
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Example sentences from the Web for argil
The argil lamps, suspended below these images, shed a flickering light.The Temptation of St. Antony|Gustave Flaubert
The argil and soda soften the dye stuff of the copperas, but a small quantity must be put in.Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c.|William Blacker
Clayey; pertaining to, containing, or of the nature of clay or argil.
British Dictionary definitions for argil
/ (ˈɑːdʒɪl) /
clay, esp potters' clay
Word Origin for argil
C16: from Latin argilla white clay, from Greek argillos
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